TeraByte Product Release Thread

Discussion in 'backup, imaging & disk mgmt' started by TheKid7, Aug 19, 2011.

  1. mantra

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    Re: bigger to smaller

    thanks Brian really!

    i guess the other softwares do the same job on the fly ,during the restoring

    i like the terabyte products too , image for windows it's an amazing software, it's very fast and fast to restore via winpe cd but slow to restore an image via dos ,boot disk
     
  2. Brian K

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    Re: bigger to smaller

    Same here. IFW restores about 15% faster than IFD but in my case this is somewhat cancelled out by the faster booting time of IFD.

    I tend to use IFW in a HD partition (WinPE partition) not on a boot disk. In Windows I can restore any image taken over the last few weeks by a double click. Windows shuts down, boots into the WinPE, runs the restore and then boots into the restored Windows. No manual input needed.
     
  3. andylau

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    Re: bigger to smaller

    The speed of IFW/IFD/IFL depends on hardware
    Someone says IFD faster than IFL, vice versa.
    But the fact is that IFW is always not the slowest one:D , just(maybe) longer boot up time
     
  4. napoleon1815

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    Re: bigger to smaller

    Now that's a good setup!
     
  5. mantra

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    Re: bigger to smaller

    cool
    it's a very cool setup for me too
    is there a tutorial how do it?

    thanks
     
  6. acuariano

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    Re: bigger to smaller

    i backup with IFW,restore with IFL ..IFL is a lot faster
     
  7. Brian K

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    Re: bigger to smaller

    No tutorial available. It's my idea and I just have a lot of notes.

    You need to use IFW, TeraByte WinPE, BIBM, BootNow, TBOSDT and batch files. Speaking of batch files, I thought you were going to post your IFW batch files so I could adapt them to enable you to only keep two differential images.
     
  8. TheKid7

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    BootIt Bare Metal 1.07a was released on February 14. Changes:

    Version 1.07a - February 14, 2012
    1. Updated IFD-GUI and Scripting versions.
    2. Changed wording of Aligning on 2048 sectors.
    3. Other Misc.
     
  9. napoleon1815

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    Awesome...thanks!
     
  10. andylau

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    Re: bigger to smaller

    1. you should have a WinPE(any WinPE) or TeraByte WinPE
    2. Simply, just uses EasyBCD to add the ISO or WIM(if you are using Win7 e.g. boot.wim) to boot menu.
    3. The ISO or WIM file should put to non-OS partition

    If you do not have a WinPE or TeraByte WinPE, you can add IFD or IFL's ISO file to boot menu, the same method on (2) to (3).
     
  11. Brian K

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    If you want the WinPE to be able to do auto restores of a chosen .tbi it has to be a WinPE in its own HD partition so you can send the restore batch file to the partition prior to the first restart. Each restore batch file will initiate a different restore.

    Andylau, can the ISO be setup to do auto restores or does it just boot into IFW so you can run IFW manually?
     
  12. andylau

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    If you want it to restore automatically, you can write a batch for doing this. But I do not recommend to do auto restore as the partition number on WinPE may not be the same as on general OS.
     
  13. Brian K

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    andylau,

    That is a good point. The partition drive letters can certainly be different in WinPE than in Windows. Also I have one WinPE (Active@) that reverses my HDs on one computer and makes the second HD, HD0 (w0). But this can be overcome in IFW by using Disk Signatures and Partition Signatures. For example,

    start "" /wait imagew /r /uy /d:#0x14AB2316@0x2 /base:#0xF3839CB4@0x102:\Images\IFW\WinXP /f:#0xF3839CB4@0x102:\Images\IFW\diff_01 /v /vb /mp /rb:4

    Instead of the command line below...

    start "" /wait imagew /r /uy /d:w0@0x2 /base:"F:\Images\IFW\WinXP" /f:"F:\Images\IFW\diff_01" /v /vb /rb:4 /mp

    Note, no drive letters or HD numbers are used in the first command line.
     
  14. andylau

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    Brian K,

    You are right! Disk Signatures and Partition Signatures are unique so it will not have problem.

    But there will have an issue when Disk Signatures and Partition Signatures that not your want e.g. restore to new HDD or the HDD broken. Then you need to edit the batch again. But it seems not a big problem. It is easy to edit.:D
     
  15. mantra

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    Re: bigger to smaller

    thanks a lot

    eveytime i used EasyBCD it did mess up my w7!

    with image of windows can i restore the bootloader ? the windows 7 bootloader in inside the w7 os partition in the boot folder , isn't it?

    a simple ifw image can restore it ?

    in every partition , even a partition with data ?

    thanks a lot!
     
  16. andylau

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    mantra,

    I do not have problems by using EasyBCD.

    It seems IFW does not have an option for only restore the bootloader.

    No, if you have System Reversed Partition(SRP), the bootloader is on the SRP.

    When you restore an image, it would also restore both MBR and bootloader.
    If you have SRP, I think you should also backup the SRP.

    If your bootloader is broken, you can use EasyBCD or the Win7 DVD to repair.

    Non-OS partition only/better! It doesn't matter if the partition has data.
     
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  17. mantra

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    Andy
    i guess i have not a System Reversed Partition(SRP)

    booting from active winpe cd , i can image only the w7 os partition or other data partition, can not find other partitions

    Edit
    with windows 7 disk manager should i see the System Reversed Partition(SRP)?


    thanks
     
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  18. mantra

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    andylau i did it , and easybcd did not mess up my boot loader wow :argh: :argh: :argh:


    but is normal that esybcd create a boot folder in another partition? for example in D:

    i have the the iso in the partition D:

    thanks a lot !
     
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  19. mantra

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    hi Brian i have active WinPe too , with image for windows in the user files(it works great boot from the cd)

    but adding the iso with esybcd , it loads but activa boot disk asks me the name and serial (so sadly i should type manually ) and the user files are not available , what's wrong?

    i did not edit the active iso
     
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  20. aladdin

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    Get rid of the SRP, unless you use:

    1. Windows 7 Ultimate, which has a BitLocker.

    2. You plan to use the BitLocker.

    If not, then get rid of it. It is nothing but trouble.

    Here is a link from TeraByte site, how to get rid of it:

    http://www.terabyteunlimited.com/kb/article.php?id=409

    Best regards,

    KOR!
     
  21. Brian K

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    I know what's wrong but let's finish your batch file project first. I dislike unfinished projects.
     
  22. mantra

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    i did/created a batch (bat file) file project to create every week a "change only" image with image for windows and it works :D

    but i can not load active@ winpe cd via boot loader created with EasyBCD

    so what should i do?
    should i use with dos rescue iso with gui included in image for windows ? restoring image with actve boot disk it's a lot more faster ,plus i added some utilities
     
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  23. Brian K

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    How did you make it keep only two differential backups?
     
  24. mantra

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    well
    i create a full and a differential backup manually
    and i create a file bat about a differential with a fixed name , and i run it every 2 weeks , ifw overwrites it
     
  25. Brian K

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    I'm trying to help you do this automatically so it only keeps two diffs. But I can't help you if you don't post both batch files.

    You won't have to create diffs manually. It will be automatic.
     
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